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Devenport Family History

Devenport Name Meaning

English and Irish (Lancashire): variant of Davenport . The spelling Devonport is found in Ireland and it may have been this form which gave rise to Devenport.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Davenport, Deveney, Devenney, Devenny, Devers, Dienhart, Devens

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Where is the Devenport family from?

You can see how Devenport families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Devenport family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Devenport families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 84 Devenport families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Devenport's in USA. New York had the highest population of Devenport families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Devenport surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Devenport ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Devenport. 24% of Devenport men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Devenport women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Devenport were Farm Laborer and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Devenport. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Devenport. For the veterans among your Devenport ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Devenport lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Devenport life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Devenport in 1945 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

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